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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1989)

Document title

Morphology of Red Creek, Wyoming, an arid-region anastomosing channel system

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SCHUMANN R. R. ;

Abstract

Aggradation is occuring in the main channel and on the floodplain throughout the study reach. Infilling of the main channel occurs primarily by lateral accretion, while the floodplain accretes vertically through deposition of overbank sediment from the main channel and anabranches. Infilling of the main channel may cause avulsion of the main channel into an anabranch. The abandoned main channel segment may then fill completely or act as an anabranch. Because lateral migration of channels is inhibited by the high cohesion of the silt and clay channel sediment, periodic avulsion is the primary form of lateral mobility in the system

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 1989, vol. 14, no4 [pp. 277-288]

Bibliographic references : 22 réf.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Centre national de la recherche scientifique

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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